Hammond man sentenced to life for 2016 carjacking murder
HAMMOND – A 21-year-old has been sentenced to life for the 2016 murder of a man in Hammond.
According to a Wednesday (Oct. 28) report from District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux, 21-year-old Jordan Cyprian, of Hammond, was sentenced to life without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence for second-degree murder in relation to the shooting death of 25-year-old Stephen Vance.
Cyprian had been found guilty by a Tangipahoa Parish jury back in July.
Cyprian was among five individuals who The Hammond Police Department arrested in connection with Vance's murder.
The others arrested include 18-year-old Eric Newman, 19-year-old Sabrina Kemp, 18-year-old Jamonte Felder and a juvenile.
Newman and the juvenile were charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and obstruction of justice. Kemp and Felder were charged with obstruction of justice.
Police said that 25-year-old Stephen Vance was found shot in the street on Rue Cannes in the Villa West neighborhood. He later died at the hospital.
According to Hammond Police Chief James Stewart, the murder was a result of a carjacking.